Things To Do or What To See in Jaffna

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Things To Do or What To See in Jaffna. Visit To Jaffna Now and see beautifull places and get some fun. Jaffna is a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Nallur Kandaswamy is a huge Hindu temple with golden arches and an ornate gopuram tower. By the coast, star-shaped Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British. Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration. Jaffna Archaeological Museum has Dutch cannons and pre-colonial artifacts.

1. Fort Jaffna

Fort Jaffna

Jaffna Fort is a fort built by the Portuguese at Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1618 under Phillippe de Oliveira following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. The fort is located near the coastal village of Gurunagar.

2. Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil (Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil நல்லூர் கந்தசுவாமி கோவில்)

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil is a significant Hindu temple, located in Nallur, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.

Things To Do or What To See in Jaffna

3. St. Mary’s Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaffna located in Gurunagar, a suburb of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. The cathedral is also known locally as Periye Kovil.

4. Jaffna Archeological Museum

Jaffna Archaeological Museum is located in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The land was given to museum by Arumuga Navalar Foundation, and front portion has Navalar Cultural Hall. The museum houses a rare collection of antiquities.

Jaffna Archeological Museum

5. King Sangiliyan’s Statue (மன்னன் சங்கிலியன் உருவச்சிலை)

King Sangiliyan's Statue (மன்னன் சங்கிலியன் உருவச்சிலை)

The Sangiliyan statue was dedicated to Cankili II, a Tamil martyr and the last king of Jaffna Kingdom. The statue is seen as a landmark of the city of Jaffna. The Sangiliyan statue was built 1974 at Muthirai junction Nallur and declared open by then Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiappah.

6. King Sangiliyan’s Minister’s House

Mantri Manai or Manthiri Manai is a historic palace situated in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is one of the archaeological protected monuments in Jaffna District and was listed by the Sri Lankan government in 2007. The palace is associated with the Jaffna kingdom.

King Sangiliyan's Minister's House

7. Old Park (பழைய பூங்கா)

Old Park (பழைய பூங்கா)

Old Park is a 27 acre urban park in the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. It was originally built in the 19th century as the gardens and grounds of the residency of the British Government Agent for the Northern Province.

8. Ruins of King Sangiliyan’s Minister’s Residence

The Jaffna kingdom was centered around this city before it was destroyed by the Portuguese.

King Sangiliyan's Minister's House

9. Jaffna Clock Tower

Jaffna Clock Tower

Jaffna Clock Tower is a clock tower in the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. It is one of the landmarks of the city. It was built to commemorate the visit of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales to Ceylon in 1875.

10. Naga Vihara Buddhist temple

Naga Vihara Buddhist temple

11. Neeraviyadi Pillayar Kovil

Neeraviyadi Pillayar Kovil

12. Maruthanarmadam Shri Aanjaneyar Temple

Maruthanarmadam Shri Aanjaneyar Temple

13. Mandaitivu


Mandaitivu is an island off the coast of the Jaffna Peninsula in northern Sri Lanka, located approximately 3 kilometres south of the city of Jaffna. The island has an area of 7.56 square kilometres and is divided into three village officer divisions whose combined population was 1,524 at the 2012 census.

14. Kantharodai Vihara

Kadurugoda Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Chunnakam, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. The temple is located in a small hamlet called Kandarodai and it is one of the few Buddhist temples remaining in Jaffna today.

Kantharodai Vihara

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